Sports

No ordinary cyclists

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Photo: Bill Cox

Getting installed for lunch at a picnic table at the Jacques Cartier Park in Cap Rouge, I noticed two young women arrive with heavily laden bicycles. My ingrained curiosity urged me on to meet them. Their smiles, in answer to my salutation gave me the opening I needed to find out more about them.

Running to great lengths at the 15th Annual Marathon des Deux Rives

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Sophie Pelletier-Roy is a 40-year-old mother of four, ages 3 to 14. She looks like a runner – small, thin and muscular – but she did not even start running long-distances until she was 39. “She was on fire last year,” said her partner. Sophie discovered she felt good running for long periods and extended her 5km runs with the goal of running the half-Marathon des Deux Rives in 2011.

A waterfall-centric outing is the antidote to a hot summer day

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

When one hears “the waterfall” in Quebec City, we often think of Montmorency Falls, near the bridge to l’île d’Orleans. However, there are several grand waterfalls near the city which are accessible and well worth a day trip. One of them, Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière, is a short 15- to 20-minute drive or a hearty bike ride from the center of Quebec City. Simply cross the St.

Quebec City’s Antoine Valois-Fortier brings home Olympic Bronze

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Photo: Jason Ransom for Canadian Olympic Committee

Congratulations to Antoine Valois-Fortier! On Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympics, this young man from Beauport fought with all his heart and won. The 22-year-old judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier made Quebec City and all of Canada proud when he fought six matches in one day and ended up earning a spot on the podium in London.

Soccer for Cancer

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Photo: Hèlene Binette

In order to complete a communication course project we made an event which would somehow help our community. Soccer for cancer was held on Thursday, April 5th. It took place at the Honco Stadium in Charny at 10 pm. The outcome of the event was excellent since our main goal was to have fun and not have lots of profits.

Canadian Figure Skating Champion Brian Orser

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Former champion figure skater Brian Orser was at the recent International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix competitions held in Quebec City. He is the current coach of Javier Fernandez who won the men’s bronze medal to become Spain’s first finalist ever. Orser, who just turned 50, was the 1984 and 1988 Olympic silver medalist, 1987 World champion and the 1981-1988 Canadian national champion.

The Sons of Ireland Found

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The hockey t-shirt of Quebec City

Inspired by Roch Carrier

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Photo: Jeff Milner

Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater (1980), sets rich textures of childhood memory: pure love of sport, the idea of hero, and an introduction to bitter-sweet rivalry. The pride and passion for Les Canadiens feels palpable, as a young fan is forced to wear the emblem of his favourite team's enemy.

Don’t wait for snow to enjoy winter activities

The air was frisky on our way to the Sainte-Foy arena where my wife Denyse was going to skate for her first time this season. She was radiant with the thought of having the occasion to practice her favorite sport.

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